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Monster gaming device ASUS ROG Phone 2 launched in India: Full specs, price, offers

DECCAN CHRONICLE.
Published Sep 23, 2019, 4:48 pm IST
Updated Sep 23, 2019, 4:53 pm IST
The ASUS ROG Phone II was launched in India today, at an event in New Delhi along with a number of exciting announcements from the company.
Going for sale from the 30th of September, the phone will have a launch price of Rs 37,999 for its 8GB RAM / 128 GB storage variant and Rs 59,999 for its 12GB RAM / 512 GB storage variant.
 Going for sale from the 30th of September, the phone will have a launch price of Rs 37,999 for its 8GB RAM / 128 GB storage variant and Rs 59,999 for its 12GB RAM / 512 GB storage variant.

The highly awaited premium gaming smartphone ASUS ROG Phone II was launched in India today, at an event in New Delhi along with a number of very exciting announcements from the company. A number of the phones’ accessories from its international launch have also come to India with today’s event.

The announced accessories are Kunai Game Pad, Aero Active Cooler, Professional Dock, TwinView II, Mobile Desktop Dock, 30 Watt Charger with Type C to Type C Cable, and the Lighting Armor Case. Moreover ASUS announced a phone case exclusively for Indian buyers of the product, which will be packed along with the phone and its accessories needless to say, at no extra cost. These can be purchased separately as well.

 

Going for sale from the 30th of September, the phone will have a launch price of Rs 37,999 for its 8GB RAM / 128 GB storage variant and Rs 59,999 for its 12GB RAM / 512 GB storage variant. The phone shall exclusively retail on Flipkart, and will be available at a 10 per cent discount on select credit and debit cards.  There shall also be a 6 Month No Cost EMI option to buy the phone.

Expected to be a class defining, gaming phone, the model is the first with the Qualcomm Snadragon 855+ SoC as well as a 120Hz/1ms 10-bit HDR 6.59-inches AMOLED display. Its graphics are provided by the new Qualcomm Adreno 640 GPU and the systems cooling is facilitated by the GameCool II multi-level cooling system with a large 3D vapor-chamber. Further, the AeroActive Cooler II accessory will have fan blades that deliver even more airflow into the ROG Aerodynamic System, and which can fit over the bundled ROG Phone Aero Case

The phone’s 30Watt Type C to Type C charger will power its 6000mAh battery, supporting HyperCharge technology.  Meanwhile other accessories like the mobile desktop dock and the ROG Kunai Gamepad can be used to provide physical console-like gamepad controls.

The company had previously announced some exciting partnerships with game developers like GameLoft, Blazing Games Inc., Capcom, and MADFINGER Games.  A press release from the company elaborated upon these partnerships.

GameLoft’s ‘Asphalt 9: Legends’ game will be preloaded on ROG Phone II with an optimized version of the game taking full advantage of the TwinView Dock II The game is also optimized for ROG Phone II and they will be able to unlock the Porsche 911 Carrera S in its special livery free as an exclusive reward.  

Japanese games producer, Blazing Games Inc. is expected to launch Project VEGA during the first half of 2020. The company will launch a role-playing game (RPG) optimized for ROG Phone II and the TwinView Dock II, Dual Surrounding Vibration and Aura RGB lighting. All ROG Phone II users will get exclusive in-game content from launch, as well as exclusive early access to a Closed Beta Test.

With Capcom, from September 12, ROG Phone II users can enjoy the Closed Beta Test of ROCKMAN X DiVE. After ROCKMAN X DiVE officially launches, it will include an exclusive custom weapon for ROG Phone II users, while ROG Phone II users will also enjoy optimizations for the ROG Kunai Gamepad and 120Hz display.

MADFINGER Games’, Shadowgun Legends is optimized for ROG Phone II, TwinView Dock II, ROG Kunai Gamepad, and Dual Surrounding Vibration. All ROG Phone II users will get access to exclusive customized suits and weapons.

You can view the complete specifications of the phone, below.

Processor

2.96GHz specially-binned Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 855 Plus Mobile Platform with 7nm, 64-bit Octa-core Processor

GPU

Qualcomm® Adreno™ 640 (675MHz)

UI

ROG UI

Display

6.59-inches 19.5:9 2340x1080 (391ppi) AMOLED True 10 Bit HDR 120Hz with 1ms response time 600nits HBM brightness, 111.8per cent DCI-P3 Delta E average <1per cent; 1.07 billion colors;

500,000:1 contrast ratio. Front 2.5D Corning® Gorilla® 6 Glass

Capacitive touch panel with 10 points multi-touch (support Glove touch)

Gaming HDR and Video Streaming HDR supported

Memory

Up to 12GB RAM LPDDR4X

Storage

Up to UFS3.0 512GB

NTFS support for external HDD

Sensor

Accelerator, E-Compass, Proximity, Hall sensor, Ambient light sensor, in-display fingerprint sensor, Gyro, Ultrasonic sensors (for Airtrigger II)

Main Rear Camera

48MP SONY IMX586 flagship sensor, Quad Bayer Technology, F1.79, 0.8µm/1.6µm effective pixel size, 1/2.0", 2x1 OCL PDAF, LED flash

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